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Old 10-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #25
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Default Re: At their peak - Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, and Scottie Pippen

Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
Grant Hill's MVP runner up season... was 99 right?
No, Hill's highest MVP ranked year was 1997 where he was 3rd just like Penny was in 1996.

Hill wasn't even top 5 in MVP voting in 1999, don't know what you're talking about here.

That being said his prime was extremely short lived and outside of getting carried by young Shaq didn't do much to impress me. People act like he's Lebron but forget that he only had what 4 seasons as a top caliber player, then vanished?
We're talking peak here, best season and at their absolute best, who cares how long it lasted?

Plus, a large reason why Penny was 3rd in MVP voting was because of how much he stepped up when Shaq was out. The Penny needs Shaq argument is invalid.

By comparison Tmac and Vince Carter who people act like were a flash in the pan had at leasy 7-8 seasons at the highest level at their position.
Yes, Penny was pretty much McGrady before McGrady, more efficient, lesser volume, but similar overall.
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